At Saline Optometry/Chelsea Eyeglass Co., we provide various myopia management solutions. Our optometry team will examine your child's eyes and determine the best solution, whether it is prescription eyeglasses, contacts, LASIK, or other options. We serve the residents of Saline, Chelsea, and the surrounding communities.
What is Myopia?
Myopia is a refractive error where people can see objects close-up clearly, but have difficulty seeing objects far away. It is also called nearsightedness. This happens because the eye becomes too elongated and instead of light focusing on the retina, it focuses in front of it. Myopia is the most common eye disorder and usually starts to develop in childhood. While there is no cure for myopia, there are treatments that can help improve vision.
Myopia Management Solutions
There are a few different ways to manage myopia. Our optometry team will work with you to find the best solution for your child. Some of them include:
- Prescription eyeglasses: Glasses can improve your child's nearsightedness by refracting (bending) light to focus on the retina. We will work with you to find the perfect pair of glasses that your child is comfortable wearing.
- Contact lenses: If your child prefers contacts, we can prescribe the right type and fit for them. Contacts can also improve nearsightedness by focusing light on the retina. Since there are different types of contacts, our optometrist will help you find the best option for your child.
- LASIK: LASIK is a type of refractive surgery that can improve myopia. During the surgery, a laser is used to change the shape of the cornea so that light focuses on the retina. That way, your child can see objects clearly, whether they are close-up or far away.
The earlier you can spot myopia in your child, the easier it is to treat. That's why parents are advised to bring their children in for regular pediatric eye exams for early detection and treatment.
Visit Saline Optometry/Chelsea Eyeglass Co. for Myopia Management Solutions
If you think your child has myopia, it's important to bring them in for a pediatric eye exam as soon as possible. At Saline Optometry/Chelsea Eyeglass Co., we provide comprehensive eye exams for patients of all ages. We also offer a range of myopia management solutions, such as glasses, contacts, LASIK, and more. Call our Saline Optometry office today at (734) 429-9454 or our Chelsea Eyeglass Co. office at (734) 475-1122. You can also reach us through our website by using our online contact form.